What’s great about waterfowling is that it’s social. You might be cold, and perhaps a bit wet, but you’re among friends and dogs, the distinction between the two often times blurred. So, with Lake Champlain on our doorstop and wetlands all around, why not hunt ducks and geese?
Wildfell offers guided waterfowl hunting starting in September and ending in December. It all begins with Vermont’s Canada Goose early season in September. October heralds the start of regular season for both geese and ducks. We set-up in fields for the former. Hunting ponds and inland marshes work great for the latter at this time, and float trips and jump hunts are options, too. Inland watercourses begin to ice over in November, and so we shift to open water hunting on Lake Champlain. The big lake ices over in December, but pockets of open water often remain to season’s end.